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Taxpayers face Waitangi week walloping

Monday, 4 February 2019, 11:54 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

This Waitangi period is shaping up to be one of the most expensive ever for taxpayers, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “So far this Waitangi period, the Government has announced $100 ... More >>

Grant Robertson misses the point on bracket creep

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 11:49 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Grant Robertson’s response to Simon Bridges’ tax bracket indexation announcement indicates that he misses the point of the policy, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Taxpayers’ Union Economist Joe Ascroft says, “It’s contradictory for ... More >>

Victory as National commits to ending bracket creep

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 3:02 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is celebrating a victory for taxpayers in the war against ‘bracket creep’, as National Leader Simon Bridges commits to ongoing adjustment of tax brackets for inflation. Taxpayers' Union Executive Director Jordan Williams ... More >>

Backdown on meat tax welcomed

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 11:03 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Government ruling out a proposed meat tax and saying that Julie-Anne Genter's comments were a 'stupid figure of speech', New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “If it wasn’t for a swift backlash from the ... More >>

PM must firm up against ‘meat tax’

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 12:20 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

A meat tax, as proposed by the Lancet Commission and University of Auckland academics , is economically illiterate and must be ruled out by the Prime Minister, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Tomorrow, Cabinet must protect NZ’s economic freedom

Monday, 28 January 2019, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Heritage Foundation’s ranking of New Zealand as third in the world for economic freedom , New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “New Zealand’s consistently high performance on indexes of economic freedom ... More >>

Hollywood cheques suggests Steven Joyce never left

Saturday, 26 January 2019, 7:08 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to revelations that the Government rejected advice to cap film subsidies after meeting with Sir Peter Jackson, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “Labour’s failure to curb National’s out-of-control film subsidies ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union recognises rightful Venezuelan leader

Thursday, 24 January 2019, 11:37 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union stands in solidarity with the Venezuelan people today as they courageously protest an authoritarian, socialist government. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “For too long, Venezuelans have suffered ... More >>

Kiwibuild homes should be put on critically endangered list

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

There are more Maui dolphins than Kiwibuild homes, points out the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Rob Hosking remembered

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 3:11 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

With sadness, the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union responds to the death of Rob Hosking. The Union ’s Chairman Barrie Saunders says, “This news marks a terrible loss. Through his wit, insight, and tremendous institutional knowledge, Rob earned his ... More >>

'Tar baby’ report exposes Kiwibuild as welfare for the rich

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 9:41 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the release of the New Zealand Initiative ’s new report, Kiwibuild – Twyford’s Tar Baby , New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: More >>

Oxfam report is fake news says Taxpayers' Union

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 11:50 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

While Oxfam claims inequality is increasing and uses its latest report to push a political campaign, the official data shows the complete opposite, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Taxpayers rorted in Stephen Barclay saga

Friday, 18 January 2019, 3:12 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the resignation of Kiwibuild Chief Executive Stephen Barclay, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: More >>

Mayor endangers ratepayers by caving to Toyota’s threats

Friday, 18 January 2019, 12:24 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to Palmerston North Mayor Grant Smith’s suggestion that Toyota used threats to garner a $391,000 grant from ratepayers, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Revenue neutrality a no-brainer for a fair capital gains tax

Friday, 18 January 2019, 10:23 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Tax Working Group’s expected recommendation to cut income tax to offset the burden of capital gains tax is a no-brainer if the new tax is to be fair to New Zealanders, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

New petition calls on Toyota to repay secret $391,000 grant

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 1:02 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has launched a petition calling on Toyota New Zealand to pay back the $391,000 grant secretly given by Palmerston North City Council, for which the Council and Toyota refuse to explain. More >>

Tax relief would end never-ending strikes

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 10:22 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Implementing tax relief would relieve the pressure of low take-home pay and resolve much of the current industrial action, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says “It’s understandable that junior ... More >>

Green Party bequeathment welcomed

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 10:12 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

14 JANUARY 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has announced it will open a planned giving programme in light of a $350,000 bequeathment to the Green Party . More >>

Toyota hand-out secrecy as bad as the decision

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 10:10 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

14 JANUARY 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The secrecy surrounding the ratepayer-funded $391,000 gift to Toyota is worse than the actual decision to give away the money, says the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union , which exposed the handout last week. More >>

The Local Government Minister isn’t doing her job

Monday, 14 January 2019, 10:36 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that Minister for Local Government Nanaia Mahuta has not met with a ratepayer association since her appointment in 2017. Not even one. More >>

   

 

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